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Life After Idol: Q-and-A with Erika Van Pelt

The Rhode Island native placed tenth on the eleventh season of American Idol.

Photo Courtesy of Erika Van Pelt. Erika Van Pelt is a Rhode Island native who has flourished in the music scene. She placed tenth on season eleven of American Idol.   How long have you been playing music for? I had a typical church upbringing where I sang in the choir from age four until age twelve. My dad and…

Cocktail Culture

Experience the taste and feel for historic New England at Linden Place.

Experience the taste and feel for historic New England with author Corin Hirsch, as she takes you back in time to learn about the range of beverages early Americans used to drink through a tasting, lecture and book signing.

Five Can’t-Miss Events: March 22–28

Support homeless animals, run to the finish line, laugh with Jay Leno and more fun things to do.

1. Sachuest Point Marathon Photo from Thinkstock. Get your heart rate pumping and run as fast as you can at the second Sachuest Point Marathon or Half Marathon. The race passes through Middletown’s Second and Third beaches and Sachuest Point with spectacular views of the ocean. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Middletown Recreation Department. Upon the event,…

The Dish: 14 Restaurants Serving Easter Brunch or Dinner

Rather than cooking a feast for your whole family, book a reservation at one of these spots and sit back and relax.

Easter is hopping on in early and that leaves the hostess squirming for time. Why not eliminate the stress of planning and take the time to enjoy the family? We organized a whole spread of brunch choices featuring some of the best dining experiences throughout Rhode Island.

5 Spots for Live Local Music

Whether you are looking for a low-key dinner or an evening of dancing the night away, there are spots with live music to fit your style.

The Ocean State’s music scene flourishes with different talents and styles. Whether you are looking for a low key dinner or an evening of dancing the night away, there there are spots with live music to fit your style.

Five Can’t-Miss Events: March 8–14

Savor the flavors of Newport Restaurant Week, enter to win a free fishing trip, fall in love with a Broadway musical and more fun things to do.

1. Fantastic Mr. Fox Party Thinkstock Join the Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center to follow the story of the broken promise Mr. Fox made to his wife and the madness of this adventure-like story as he raids the farms of their human neighbors, Bunce, Bean and Boggis.  This eighty-seven-minute film showcases the action and wit of Mr. Fox and the…